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Government

DuPage County transportation forums to take place during February

Residents will have an opportunity at several community forums to share ideas for improving transportation throughout DuPage County.

The meetings are being held to receive public input on how the county can improve traffic flow, safety, system reliability and transit services, according to a DuPage County news release.

The meetings will be Feb. 6 at Power Forward DuPage, 28600 Belle Vista Parkway, Warrenville; Feb. 15 at the Community Rec Center, 120 E. Oak St., Addison; and Feb. 20 at the Carol Stream Park District, 910 Gary Ave, Carol Stream; and Feb. 22 at the Lincoln Center, 935 Maple Ave., Downers Grove. All meetings will be from 5 to 7 p.m.

All four meetings are identical in content, and they will be conducted in an open-house format. Exhibits will be on display, and county representatives will be available to answer questions, the release stated.

The meetings will provide information on the existing conditions and ways to stay informed about the plan process. Comment cards will be distributed, and attendees will be encouraged to participate in an online survey, according to the release.

With anticipated growth and ongoing transportation needs, the county is seeking community input to create its first long-range transportation plan. This plan, known as DuPage Connects, will govern transportation policies and practices in the county for the next 25 years. The goal of the plan is to create a vision and mission for the DuPage County Division of Transportation and to help ensure a sustainable and vibrant quality of life for residents and businesses, the release stated.

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